Hollowware Restorations

Our Work with Hollowware Restoration Hollowware is often passed down through a family’s generations and we treat these objects with that in mind. I use my skills learned from Jack Prip,  at the Rhode Island School of Design to restore

Pierced Silver Basket

Pierced Silver Basket

English, 19th c. Private collection A sharp object was pushed through the side of this pierced silver basket, destroying a part of it. We duplicated the shape by copying the form from a nearby section, adjusted it to fit its

Condiment Servers

Condiment Servers

American, 19th c. Pewter, silver plate, brass, steel, glass Private collection This set of condiment servers are survivors of an Antebellum plantation in Louisiana. They were brought to us crushed and distorted, their mechanisms jammed, and parts missing. We built new

Sheffield Candelabra

Sheffield Candelabra

English, 19th century Silver, copper, steel and pitch Private Collection In the nineteenth century, industrial mass production gave rise to a burgeoning middle class who wanted the elegant objects afforded before only to the wealthy. The silver industry responded with

Centerpiece, Tiffany & Co.

Centerpiece, Tiffany & Co.

American, 1853 Silver Newport Mansions, Chateau Sur Mer This extraordinary object was designed by Tiffany & Company’s top designer, John C. Moore. Over the years it had been overpolished, removing all the dark oxides from recesses with commercial polishing pastes. From

Restoration of Touro Synagogue

Restoration of Touro Synagogue

In 2007, Newmans joined the National Park Service and Shawmut Design and Construction of Boston in the restoration of America’s oldest synagogue and national historic site designed by architect Peter Harrison in1763. One hundred-fifty metal objects, from eighteenth century hardware to